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Contract Technologist – Flavour Fermentation

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Job Title and Reference: Contract Technologist – Flavour Fermentation(Ref: CT/FF/0219) - (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)

Basic Function:

Under the guidance of the project leader, the appointee will be responsible for creating a range of concentrated natural flavours through fermentation to meet current and future legislative requirements and market demands.

Using lactic acid bacteria and/or yeast cultures, acquired from culture collections or isolated during the project, the appointee will develop separate fermentation processes using natural substrates to produce the desired end-products.

The project will utilize the capability and expertise in microbiology and flavour chemistry available at Teagasc to fulfill the project objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Plan, set up and undertake scientific tasks as outlined in the project plan.
• Write scientific reports and prepare presentations for the project team as required.
• Manage the day-to-day running of the project, e.g. ordering and purchasing consumables, cleaning and maintaining equipment, administrative tasks.
• Assist the project leader and team in managing the overall project.
• Attend and present at project meetings as required.
• Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
• Actively participate in the annual business planning and Performance Management Development System (PMDS) processes.
• Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations.
- This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

* This job specification is intended as a guide to the general range of duties and is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive.

It will be reviewed from time to time with the post holder.

Person Specification:


• Candidates must have a Level 8 degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
• Excellent microbiological laboratory skills.


• A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in Microbiology or Biochemistry would be a distinct advantage.
• Experience of dairy fermentations.

Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process.

How to ApplyL

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 5th March 2019.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants.

Status: Faculty Position
Remuneration: Starting from 33387 Euro/year
Advert Published: 7 Feb 2019
Expiry date: 5 Mar 2019
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